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A New Government!!!!

A New Government!!!!

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But First

But First

The Articles of the Confederation

Last 8yrs

Gave more power to states then central govt

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Troubles

Troubles

Debt

~ govt couldnt collect taxes

~ no way to get $

~ couldnt pay back $ lent for the Amer Rev

~ Owed $ to: other countries/private citizens

Trade

~no wanted to trade with the US b/c Amer didnt have power to enforce any laws

Territorial Issues

- no1 would give Amer a break over land

- other nations gave amer nonsense over land issues

- states were fighting each other over boundaries & $

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Accomplishments

Accomplishments

kept nation together

negotiated the Treaty of Paris 1783

ended the Amer Rev

Created 2 laws:

1-Ordinance of 1785: sale of public land

2-Northwest Ordinance: made a plan of how to govern new territories

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Tell me.wait dont; nah go ahead!

Tell me.wait dont; nah go ahead!

ppl liked not being told what to do, but wanted someone to help run things

wanted a stronger govt

farmers couldnt make payments on land; were losing farms to the bank

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Take off his head!!! (not really) Shays Rebellion

Take off his head!!! (not really) Shays Rebellion

Daniel Shay (former militia leader) lead a group of angry farmers who lost their farms in Mass in 1786.

It was easily ended, but opened the doors for the discussion of a

need for stronger central govt.

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Constitutional Convention

Constitutional Convention

Meant to REVISE the Articles

Independence Hall in Philly, 1787

12 of 13: sent delegates (RI did not )

55 ppl (aka: founding fathers)

1/2 lawyers/1/2 famers-merchants

George Washington president of the convention

James Madison: Secretary

no women, Native Americans, or African-Americans

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Constitutional Convention

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My way! No, MY way! Hey lets COMPROMISE!!! =)

My way! No, MY way! Hey lets COMPROMISE!!! =)

New Jersey Plan:

all states have equal rep in govt

Virginia Plan:

rep based on population

Great Compromise:

divide govt into 2 houses

1: upper house: senate ~ 2 reps per state

2: lower house: house of representatives ~ based on population

these make up congress

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Slaves.what to do, what to do?

Slaves.what to do, what to do?

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